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to search for stolen property - they save cave shot at the officers hitting one of them. during a shootout cave was shot and killed. neighbors say they heard as many as six shots this morning and it's something that they're not used to hearing in this neighborhood. "it's like oh my god, that's just a few hundred feet away from where i live" this investigation is being handled by bullhead city since it is an officer involved shooting. that is kingman police department
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the afternoon commute... not fairing well for drivers on the 95. this is a live look near boulder highway. traffic is being detoured because of a crash that happened before noon... when a man ran on to the freeway... and was hit and killed by a semi truck. metro police say a patrol officer was trying to pull the man over to talk to him about a shooting last week. fox5's adam herbets joins us live near the 95 and boulder highway with details of the crash.. and the backup. closed captioning
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the nevada supreme court has ruled the state's education savings account unconstitutional - and says the program should remain suspended. justices issued a 4-2 ruling today - calling for a permanent injunction on the program - which was on hold on a temporary basis. the ruling says the program authorized last spring by the nevada legislature did not have its own dedicated funding source... and is unlawfully drawing on money allocated for public schools in the state's distributive school account. lawmakers passed a republican- backed bill last year creating what was seen as the broadest school choice program in the country. it would allow parents to use public funds for private school tuition. groups filed two lawsuits against it shortly after. no funds were ever disbursed to families. people in the valley are spooked after a bunch of high schoolers at chaparral high school received a friend request
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fox5s abby theodros spent the day looking into this situation and has more on how students are reacting and what police are saying about the situation thankfully - ccsd police are calling it a hoax but that doesn't mean students didn't get a good scare when they first got a friend request from a clown that kind of resembled the ones you're seeing here this is the profile picture students saw when they first clicked on the request from "garbo the clown". but it gets worse- this actuallly targeted ch school students. it reads "everyone that goes to chaparral high school in las vegas run!!! we're coming for you" i talked with jason egan of fright dome - who actually does this stuff for a living - take a listen to his take on the creepy clown trend jason egan, fright dome: i would prefer that those people leave the scaring up to the professionals because that makes us look bad too. we talked with ccsd police about their investigation and they wouldnt
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determined the account was a fake. they told us no charges were filed. we also reached out to metro police about the spike in rogue clowns in differnt u.s. cities - they say there are no regulations on freedom of speech so it's not illegal. coming up at 5 - i talked to an expert who scares people for a living. we'll tell you what he has to say about the creepy clown trend. a small wildfire has burned a small area on mt. charleston. the u-s forest service along with the mt. char protection district have responded to the fire.... near mary jane falls and big falls. crews on the front lines have kept the fire damage contained to just a quarter of an acre. the u-s forest service will monitor the fire throughout the night. it is unclear what sparked the fire. now word on any structures damaged. toss to weather
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valley on thursday, but the bulk of the showers and storms have stayed off to our east. we'll keep it partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low temperature of 70 degrees in las vegas. friday will stay mostly sunny with high temperatures topping out in the low 90s during the afternoon; slightly above average for this time of year. bigger changes arrive for your weekend. it turns breezy on saturday with high temperatures holding in the low 90s. cooler air pushes in sunday and monday, bringing temperatures back down into the mid 80s sunday and mid 70s on monday. this is the coolest air we've seen in more than 4 months. the trade-off will be strong winds sunday and monday
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some help is on the way - to help unlv cover the cost of the third - and final - presidential debate. the l-v-c-v-a held a board of directors meeting today. a vote was held to approve four million dollars... for unlv to cover the cost of the presidential debate between hillary clinton and donald trump. it takes place on campus... at the thomas and mack - on october 19-th. any over-runs beyond the four million... will have to be covered by the university.
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years ago. we talked about for example in prior debates 3,000 journalists. in this set of debates, between 5-7,000 journalists on campus so that's driving up expenditures of the debate with world events security costs are going up as well." las vegas city councilman ricki barlow is on the board. he was at the meeting... but did not comment on an ongoing f-b-i investigation into his campaign contributions. a deadly train crash... during the moring commute - near new york. condition of the conducter... and exactly how one woman was killed> and... a medical helicopter comes down for a rough landing... with a full crew on board. you're watching fox5 news at 5.
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the man killed in a shooting at a starbucks sunday - was a naturalized u-s citizen from the country of georgia. that's where he served in the military and learned not to back away from conflict. that's according to a lifelong friend from los angeles - who says he used to warn aleksandr khutsishvili about trying to defend other people. he says khutsishvili went by the nickname sasha... and was a twice-divorced father of three who became a u-s citizen in 2004. he as a longshoreman in california before moving to las vegas several years ago. the suspected gunman in the shooting - pedro garcia - is expected to plead not guilty in court friday. a fire today... at a strip mall in the east valley. clark county firefighters arrived shortly after noon... to find smoke rising from the shopping plaza - near tropicana and nellis. crews forced entry into the "u-s dental group" suite... where flames were extinguished. investigators say
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there were no injuries. the cause of the fire is under investigation. a medical helicopter crash-landed in oklahoma this morning. it happened outside the comanche county memorial hospital in lawton this morning. hospital officials say the pilot was able to put the chopper down safely near a street. there were four people on board at the time, all of them crew members. three are set to be released from the hospital and a fourth is being assessed. it was a survival flight helicopter - which had just started with the hospital this week. witnesses say the chopper was landing at the hospital and may have lost power. a huge emergency response in hoboken, new jersey today - after a transit train slammed into a platform. so far one person is dead, we are now learning that person was a woman standing on the platform - who was hit by debris. however most of the 108 people injured were onboard the train it's still unclear why the train was moving too fast when it approached the station. "the engineer was
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hosptal so someone who had a heart attack would be released from the hospital the same day? i'm speptical about that. we're going to have to figure out what happened to the engineer and his operations of his train. he is cooperating with law enforcement. " the devastating pictures show the aftermath of a massive crash at a busy rush hour train station in jersey, just outside of new york city. the passenger train slammed into the station, killing one person who was standing at the platform. the crash occured around 8:45 am eastern time this morning. part of the roof of the terminal appears to have collapsed. the ntsb is sending teams to the scene... and will look at all possible factors. (bella dinh-zarr, ntsb vice chairman) "operations, mechanics, track,
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survival factors." the ntsb says it will look at similarities between this crash and one that occured at the same station in may 2011. (bella dinh-zarr, ntsb vice chairman) "our tda specialists are already working closely with local officials in order to assist them in their efforts to assist everyone who was effected by this accident." a new jersey freight engineer who witnessed the crash described what he saw (william blaine, freight engineer) "30 seconds after it happened, i looked to the right, i just saw the train in the building, i went whoa, that train had to come in about 30 miles an hour. maybe a little more." this survivor says he was standing in the front car when it crashed (survivor of train crash) "it was a loud bang, yeah, it just seemed like it didn't stop. the lights went out, and then the roof just came down on it." new jersey governor chris christie offered his condolences... and promised quick action. (gov. chris christie, new jersey) "we pray for the family of the one fatality that we have confirmed / / closed captioning
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now fox5 weather 24/7 we've seen some clouds around the valley on thursday, but the bulk of the showers and storms have stayed off to our east. we'll keep it partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low temperature of 70 degrees in las vegas. friday will stay mostly sunny with high temperatures topping out in the low 90s during the afternoon; slightly above average for this time of year. bigger changes arrive for your weekend. it turns breezy on saturday with high
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90s. cooler air pushes in sunday and monday, bringing temperatures back down into the mid 80s sunday and mid 70s on monday. this is the coolest air we've seen in more than 4 months. the trade-off will be strong winds sunday and monday with gusts in the 40 mph range. we've seen some clouds around the valley on thursday, but the bulk of the showers and storms
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our east. we'll keep it partly cloudy tonight with an overnight low temperature of 70 degrees in las vegas. friday will stay mostly sunny with high temperatures topping out in the low 90s during the afternoon; slightly above average for this time of year. bigger changes arrive for your weekend. it turns breezy on saturday with high temperatures holding in the low 90s. cooler air pushes in sunday and monday, bringing temperatures back
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70s on monday. this is the coolest air we've seen in more than 4 months. the trade-off will be strong winds sunday and monday with gusts in the 40 mph range. the "sharing economy" takes another step forward here in las vegas. coming up... we'll tell you about a new way to get around... downtown.
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district attorney steve wolfson: as district attorney, i've prosecuted a lot of violent people. our background check laws have stopped over 5,000 dangerous criminals from buying guns here in nevada. but a loophole makes it easy for those same dangerous people to buy guns. they get them at gun shows and online from perfect strangers with no background checks, no questions asked. it's a dangerous loophole. closing it will save lives. let's make it harder for criminals, safer for us.
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[cell phone vibrating] when the billionaire koch brothers call, congressman joe heck has been answering. voting with the koch brothers' agenda 85% of the time. giving tax breaks to big oil companies and the super rich, but ending medicare as we know it and forcing cuts to social security. taking care of the koch brothers may be a good call for joe heck, but it doesn't work for nevada's working families.
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jacky rosen: i'm jacky rosen, and as a computer programmer, i created apps... before they were called "apps" and i learned there's always a smart solution. as president of my synagogue, we found a smart solution to rising energy costs... creating one of the largest solar projects in the state. in congress, i'll work with democrats and republicans to make all of nevada a leader in solar, to improve our schools, and create good jobs. i approved this message because i know we can find smart solutions... even in washington. vegas has a new fun way to stay active and get around. the r-t-c is launching their own bike sharing program in the area-- tomorrow. it's four dollars for 30 minutes... or eight dollars for the whole day. you can pay with a debit or credit card.. or through their new mobile app. 180 bikes are available in 18 separate docking stations. you take them from on station... and leave them at
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there's much more coming up in the second half of fox5 news at 5. a woman locked up.... twice... the same d-u-i charge. we'll tell you about a deadly crash... that's raising questions in pahrump. i'm catherine cortez masto and i approve this message. they're bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they're rapists. narrator: and joe heck says "i have high hopes we'll see donald trump become president." i don't know what i said, aah... narrator: heck says he "completely supports" trump. i would bomb the [bleep] out of them. narrator: and heck? reporter: you trust him having his finger on the nuclear button? heck: i do. reporter: why do you say that? heck: why wouldn't i?
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wrong for nevada. horner: i was proud to stand for our country. i will not stand for congressman hardy and donald trump insulting seniors and veterans. hardy wants to raise the retirement age and said seniors who rely on programs like social security are a draw on government and the disabled are a drain on society. and then there's donald trump.
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thanks for joining us for your only local news at 5:30. let's get you up to date with the latest local headlines. a shootout in kingman arizona - ends with one man dead and a police officer shot. it happened while police were trying to execute a search warrant. police say the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital, underwent surgery and is in serious but stable condition tonight. they also identified the man who was killed as 53 year old jeffery clair cave he was pronounced dead here at the scene. police tell us the shootout started at 9:30 a-m... when police came to a home to search for stolen property. they say cave shot at the officers hitting one of them. they returned fire - and cave was shot and killed. this investigation is being handled by bullhead city since it is an officer involved shooting.

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